Pronunciation: (kum-pan'yun),[key] —n. 1. a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another: my son and his two companions. 2. a person employed to accompany, assist, or live with another in the capacity of a helpful friend.
3. a mate or match for something: White wine is the usual companion of fish. 4. a handbook or guide: a bird watcher's companion. 5. a member of the lowest rank in an order of knighthood or of a grade in an order.
6. Also calledcompanion star,comes.Astron.the fainter of the two stars that constitute a double star. Cf. primary (def. 19b).
7. Obs.a fellow.
—v.t. to be a companion to; accompany.
Pronunciation: (kum-pan'yun),[key] —n.Naut. 1. a covering over the top of a companionway.
2. a companionway.